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Apr. 18, 2016 — Items, which were found at the wreck of a 17th-century ship in the Wadden Sea near Texel, include a very luxurious gown that has remained remarkably well ... read more

The First 3-D Atlas of the Extinct Dodo

Mar. 25, 2016 — For the first time since its extinction, a 3-D atlas of the skeletal anatomy of the dodo has been created, based upon two exceptional dodo skeletons that have remained unstudied for over a century. ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — The Hawaiian Islands have long been thought to support just one endemic land mammal in the archipelago's brief geologic history, the Hawaiian hoary bat. But new fossil evidence indicates that a ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — The archaeologists who discovered and helped to identify the mortal remains of King Richard III have created a 3D interactive representation of the grave and the skeleton of the king under the car ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Archaic Denisovan and Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern Pacific islanders of Melanesia, far from the Siberian cave where Denisovan fossils have been found, is a source of information about ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — New research suggests that Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust) distribution in the Southern Appalachian region is more strongly patterned by Native American settlements dating back centuries than by ... read more

First Successful Extraction of Ancient DNA from a Southern African Mummy

Mar. 16, 2016 — Researchers have presented one of the first CT scans of a mummified individual from southern Africa, and also completed the first successful ancient DNA extraction from such ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — An exceptional collection of bronze weapons dating from the Iron Age II (900-600 BC) has been uncovered near Adam, in the Sultanate of Oman. The remains were discovered scattered on the ground in a ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — The global spread of an ancient group of retroviruses that affected about 28 of 50 modern mammals' ancestors some 15 to 30 million years ago has been revealed by a team of ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — The Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri keeps on yielding surprises. The discovery two years ago of 40 jugs of wine was considered a massive find. This year, no fewer than four more rooms full of jugs have ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in one of the most important archaeological finds in ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — An anthropologist details how excavations in Sudan reveal the transformation Egyptian and Nubian culture. In a middle-class tomb just east of the Nile River in what was Upper Nubia, a woman offers a ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Biological anthropologists have discovered a new way of examining the fragile teeth of children who lived between the 11th and 15th centuries without damaging them. By using 3-D microscopic imaging, ... read more

Genetics Reveal 50,000 Years of Independent History of Aboriginal Australian People

Feb. 25, 2016 — The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep indigenous genetic history tracing all the way back to the initial settlement of the continent ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Archaeological and genetic analysis may indicate that three skeletons buried in medieval graves in France may have been Muslim, according to a new ... read more

Creation of an Island: The Extinction of Animals on Zanzibar

Feb. 23, 2016 — Researchers have studied how Zanzibar was formed, charting the extinction of various animals from the ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — Researchers report strong evidence of an interbreeding event between Neanderthals and modern humans occurring around 100,000 years ago, much earlier than any previously documented. The evidence ... read more

Detective Scientists Discover Ancient Clues in Mummy Portraits

Feb. 14, 2016 — Researchers have taken CSI to a new level: employing science to investigate details of the materials and methods used by Roman-Egyptian artists to paint mummy portraits more than 2,000 years ago. ... read more

New Appreciation for Human Microbiome Leads to Greater Understanding of Human Health

Feb. 14, 2016 — Anthropologists are studying the ancient and modern human microbiome and the role it plays in human health and disease. By applying genomic and proteomic sequencing technologies to ancient human ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Isotope analysis of 2,000-year-old skeletons buried in Imperial Rome reveal some were migrants from the Alps or North Africa, according to a new study ... read more

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